New BJS Report – Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault

Students protesting campus sexual assault

In response to the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released its report this morning on the Campus Climate Survey Validation Study. The report details the methods used to create a climate survey tool, examines the climates of nine unnamed college [...]

Week Of Action: #StandWithHer

We will not be silenced. #StandWithHer National Justice Ride For Survivors of Holtzclaw Assaults. “Research shows that we are raped by officers after being pulled over or in police stations; We are harassed, profiled, strip searched, body-cavity searched, beaten, and murdered by agents of the state on a systematic basis. Our experiences reveal that women [...]

#TBT Resource You May Have Missed: Black & Pink LGBTQ Prisoner Survey

Cover - Coming Out of Concrete Closets

This post is part of CALCASA's semi-regular #TBT (Throwback Thursday) series highlighting available resources and information you may have missed relevant to intervention and advocacy. In October 2015, Black & Pink, a prison abolition group comprised of LGBTQ prisoners and allies, released their report, Coming Out of Concrete Closets: A Report on Black & Pink's National [...]

Time to Mobilize for VOCA Funding

Don’t cut VOCA - Calls Needed Immediately: VOCA Funding for Victims of Crime Under Threat We must make our voices clear and loud right now to sustain VOCA funding While many aspects of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, signed by President Obama this week, are good for vulnerable people, steady funding for the Victims of [...]

Teaching Affirmative Consent in High School Health Education

Last week, Governor Brown signed SB 695 which requires that public high schools teach students about affirmative consent. This legislation builds upon the success of SB 967 (2014) which established the affirmative consent standard for colleges' investigation of sexual assaults on campus. At CALCASA, we work everyday to inspire a cultural shift where sexual violence is not [...]

New Resource for Campuses Addressing Sexual Assault, DV/Dating Violence, and Stalking

With the nation’s attention focused on sexual violence on college campuses, many Federal departments are developing new resources and programs to support the effort.  For example,  CALCASA's national prevention project, PreventConnect, recently presented at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Think Tank and Action Planning meetings on preventing campus sexual violence. This week the [...]